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  • Series: Modern Library Classics
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Library; Reprint edition (April 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812969022
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812969023
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Baer’s translations are eloquent, and his splendid Introduction is sensitive, thorough, and illuminating.”
–Burton Pike, professor emeritus of comparative literature at City University of New York


“An indispensable resource.”
–Booklist

About the Author

RAINER MARIA RILKE (1875—1926) ranks among the great poets of world literature, and was the author of Duino Elegies and Sonnets to Orpheus.

ULRICH BAER is the author of Remnants of Song: Trauma and the Experience of Modernity in Charles Baudelaire and Paul Celan, and the editor of 110 Stories: New York Writes After September 11. Baer is associate professor of German and comparative literature at New York University and chair of the German department.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Harri Safari on January 26, 2008
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I am astonished that this wonderful book has not been widely reviewed by Rilke fans. Ulrich Baer is a superb translator and just as crucially he has a deep understanding of Rilke's intention and meaning - vital for opening a window to appreciating one of the greatest poets of the last century (Rilke died in 1926). It is Rilke's prose that is on show here - Baer has made his selection from many thousands of letters, and gathered countless insights that would otherwise be unavailable to English-language readers.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By laura t. on October 21, 2013
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my son need this book for school and the price reasonable Thanks it got here on time and he just loves it excellent condition
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